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Study Programme - Dance Level 3

In Partnership with – Theatre Royal Wakefield, Dance Action Zone Leeds

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Study Programme - Dance Level 3Available for applications
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Course Details
Location Mechanics’ Theatre - Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 year (Level 3)
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body UAL (University of Arts London)
Offering Code DPL3PAD1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential Yes
Day Trips Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Course Overview

This study programme is the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts and is designed to for those who wish to pursue a career in dance and study in a vibrant and professional environment.  All Mechanics’ Performing Arts courses have been created for any young person who is excited about developing a career in the creative industries

The course provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

This specialist qualification will enable you to apply for dance and performing arts degree programmes or audition directly for advanced training in the dance industry to specialist schools. Past students have progressed to a range of universities and colleges including, University Centre Wakefield, LIPA, Northern Contemporary Dance School, SLP, Bird College, Shockout Arts, Middlesex University, MADD.

You will also have the opportunity to go on theatre and dance trips and participate in workshops given by professional theatre companies and visiting practitioners.

Dance performance and choreography is a major part of the course, and you will have many opportunities to perform in the College theatre and at a range of external events and venues. The course will be enhanced by visiting practitioners and local dance companies. We have performed at Move It, Can You Dance, FRESH, Hepworth Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Production Park and various dance platforms within the region.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Dancer/Choreographer - variable
Stage Manager £18K-£45K
Dance Teacher £22K-£50K
(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

Level 3 (Performing and Production Arts Dance)

Professional Dance technique training in;
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Commercial dance styles.
Choreography Development
Performance and Production work
Audition preparation
Body Conditioning
Personal Research Projects
Final Major Projects
Investigating practitioners’ work
Working with guest artists

How you will Learn

This is a practical dance-based course with many opportunities to perform before public audiences and with academic and theory work threaded throughout.

Work experience is also an intrinsic component on the course and all students have the opportunity to work with industry professionals.

Course Structure
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Theory based: 15% 20% 20%
Practical work: 75% 70% 70%
Work placement: 10% 10% 10%
How you will be Assessed Through performances, practical, reflective and theoretical project-based assignments.
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English or maths
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or maths PLUS Satisfactory interview/audition

Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Attendance - Please note

This is a full-time study programme.

It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283

Further Study You may continue onto the Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma in Dance (HND) offered at Wakefield College, or to other Higher Education courses in related areas such as Performing Arts, Media Performance, Theatre Practice, Dance and Sports.
Career Opportunities You may find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as dancer, choreographer, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur or employment in the leisure and tourism industry.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to apply, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Student Group Leader, Louise Wilkins on 01924 789868 or email or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Performing Arts
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 59433
Website Ref (W) GM0HD2D0FT
Information last amended: 23 March 2023 11:05

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